Just got a new system

Just got a new system

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Just got a new system
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craig1st

I just got mine as well! Kind of a surprise, as last nights email from them explained that I wouldn't see it until after Xmas.
Kind of bummed the famous crank was not included. Still , happy to have the little guy.
So far, I've played browsed around the simplified GUI. I'm finding the navigation to be a bit opaque. Certainly something one can get used to I gather. The TINY keyboard definitely meant for SMALL kiddle hands, that's for sure.
Can't wait to see how the display looks outdoors in the sun.

SG

Hi Craig, this is a terribly inappropriate way to communicate with you, but I have (what I think) is a great idea for online collaborative idea-building but I don't know where to go with it and I'm looking for counsel from someone who took a risk by acting on his own idea. Is there a way to communicate directly with you? I'm sorry for misusing your blog to try and reach you.

twodogkd

Well a vespa is a scooter of some type isn't it?
Is that a new laptop?
I am pretty ignorant but am just wondering if that is really some new model of laptop, and if so what it is called and why you posted it on the blog.
Just for giggles?

twodogkd

John Barry and I want to know its features, if this is a laptop on the market.
Just curious really.
Thanks much.

twodogkd

Never mind. I did a search on "green and white laptop" and found these links that answer my question, a $100 computer, http://www.news.com/Engineering-change-Plugging-Africas-kids-in-to-100-laptop/2009-1041_3-6173640.html
Khaled Hassounah stood at the front of a dusty classroom, 10 miles outside of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, pointing his index finger in the air.
It was test deployment day for Hassounah and his team from the One Laptop Per Child project, and the students were interacting with their new laptops.
Yet he directs efforts in the Middle East and Africa for Nicholas Negroponte's ambitious, tirelessly profiled OLPC [ http://www.laptop.org/ http://www.laptop.org/en/laptop/
http://www.laptop.org/en/laptop/hardware/ ], a nonprofit initiative to design, build, test and ship 15 million at-cost, child-friendly laptops to developing countries.
OLPC designed the XO to be customizable and interactive so kids can experiment and fix their own computer mistakes. The bright green and white casing is supposed to make the Linux-based XOs approachable for children, and fun. This design ethos extends to a "desktop" user interface where traditional icons are replaced by symbols, such as a drum to denote music, that Hassounah hopes all kids can understand.
The hardware and software is meant to engage students at a hands-on level, Hassounah explained, teaching them to learn experientially rather than passively absorb information.
Hope this helps folks that are curious as I was.

silagra

So far, I've played browsed around the simplified GUI. I'm finding the navigation to be a bit opaque. Certainly something one can get used to I gather. The TINY keyboard definitely meant for SMALL kiddle hands, that's for sure.

generic laptop

It is a cool piece of technology, I was watching a site where they compared this one with the XO Laptop, and the most voted was this one.

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